Acetylide Ion: Answers

i.  In an acetylide ion, there is a lone pair and a charge of -1 on a carbon atom triply bonded to another carbon.


iii.  To identify the alkyne which an acetylide ion is the conjugate base of, add a proton to the acetylide ion.

iv.  Only terminal alkynes can be converted to acetylide ions by removing a H+.

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